Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch. — Photo by Reuters
Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch. — Photo by Reuters

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch on Saturday took serious notice of the attack on Quaid-i-Azam’s Ziarat residency on Saturday.

"I strongly condemn this act", Baloch told Dawn.com.

He said the perpetrators of the attack on Jinnah’s Ziarat residence would be brought to book.

The chief minister assured that Jinnah's residence would be restored in its original condition.

"I would even call foreign experts to restore the Ziarat residency in its original form," he said.

The chief minister said the damaged portion of the residency would soon be reconstructed.

Moreover, Chief Secretary Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad and Inspector General Balochistan Police Mushtaq Sukhera visited Ziarat on the directives of the chief minister.

The two top officials of the province directed the local administration to double its efforts to ensure security for buildings of national significance.


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Vigilant
Jun 15, 2013 02:56pm

"vows to rebuild"?????? these kind of acts are vowed to avenge........

Taimur Arbab
Jun 15, 2013 03:52pm

So, if the BLA thinks attacking Jinnah’s Ziarat residency, taking down Pakistan’s flag and hoisting a BLA one in its place will make the centre listen to it, the organisation cannot be more mistaken. Bells ringing: “It is not 1971 and 3500 miles do no separate Balochistan and the rest of Pakistan.” There will be a terrible reprisal for this and there must be. Negotiations are meant to be on the table, and must not be preceded by symbolic gestures of force. The organisation must learn from the example of Dr.Abdul Malik Baloch, a proud nationalist but at the same time, a staunch supporter of the federation. What worries me is this: where were the 100 Loralai FC walass deputed for the security of the site? Lamentable!

MJ
Jun 15, 2013 04:16pm

Balochistan Liberation Army is a terrorist organization. These people should be punished.

Bill Hicks
Jun 15, 2013 04:54pm

So Mr. Imran Khan, this is still not Pakistan's war?

Mir
Jun 15, 2013 05:01pm

Please request USA to send drone in Baluchistan. Because our elected Government has no balls. asking help from a friend is no harm.

Moeen H
Jun 15, 2013 05:33pm

Protect the living and the buildings will be protected automatically.

Zunaira
Jun 15, 2013 07:13pm

Not Just words We want our Quaid's residency Back!! We want to see it rebuild asap! If I would be CM I would shook the province upside down to search for miscreants and rebuild feasibility reports and orders would have given right therein and then!!

Agha Ata
Jun 15, 2013 07:45pm

Why not build a memorial hall instead? It will help holding meetings, with important guests, or about important matters. Besides a hall is more functional.

ehsan
Jun 15, 2013 08:38pm

we are apologize mr jinna.we've such elements in your made state who don't have the sense of unity faith and discipline.

Rabia Ahmed
Jun 15, 2013 08:52pm

Why do the Chief Secretary Baluchistan and the Inspector General Baluchistan need to be directed to visit the destroyed site by the Chief Minister? Isn't this their job that they should know enough to perform without being told?

adnan
Jun 16, 2013 01:26am

CM ka nara nazar a raha hay

Sher
Jun 16, 2013 01:44am

This is a very sad day for Pakistanis. This clearly shows that militants are militants. Talks with militants who commit such cowardly acts is not an option, these dogs must be brought to justice. Secondly, I am very very disappointed by silence of Pakistanis. There are no protests of any kind from the people. I imagine what would have been the reaction of people if (God forbid) a mosque was destroyed, one can imagine the reaction from Pakistanis. But no one is protesting on our beloved Quaid's residency. Shame on us.

ads
Jun 16, 2013 05:13am

What's the Point in this restoration? Pakistanis have not preserved the Democracy, its constitution, and the secularism the man preached..

Abdul Qudus
Jun 16, 2013 06:15am

As I remembered Quetta was a garrison city, this carnage which is in progress is showing that Pakistani security forces have put mehndi (henna) on their delicate palms and waiting for that to dry up a little bit. Shame on Zardari, Shareef, and Kayani. If they can not get rid of these ruthless bearded turbaned thugs, then they should resign & let someone else send these criminals to their heaven. What kind of men will kill innocent girls. They are neither men nor animals, they are rabies infested THINGS. There is one solution for this problem. Action, not words. Qudus.

Snoop Dog
Jun 16, 2013 06:59am

What's the point?? The militants and their friends are going to destroy the whole country while officialdom is busy filing FIRs to no purpose. Let's call it a day and split Pakistan into 4 provinces each on its own.

Nadeem Shah
Jun 16, 2013 09:07am

condemn? lol that's it? I am tired of these parrot official lines....at least try to say something strong, like we will hunt the snakes who did this and hang them in public, at least use some tough language for gods sake...what has happened to our people?

Vijayadhiraj
Jun 16, 2013 10:34am

Thank God. India govt didn't handover Jinnah house,Mumbai to Pakistan govt.Otherwise it would have been blasted in the same way by terrorists who resides in Pakistan. Jinnah's 10,000 square metres Mumbai house was built in 1936 with 2 lac rupees. Currently govt of India maintaining Jinnahs house as cultural center. Its shame on pakistan govt couldnt able to protects the house of the man who created Pakistan.

Ashraf_F
Jun 16, 2013 12:19pm

strong text I love Pakistan

Ashraf_F
Jun 16, 2013 12:21pm

Pakistan